... works in the domain of artificial intelligence should be assessed on analogy with natural intelligence at a functional level first of all. The nature "has invented" intelligence for a human life in which genetic experience is being expanded by non-genetic experience based on conditioned reflexes, processed by a natural language. The basic functions of natural intelligence are the discovering of new units of experience, their mastering and systematic inclusion into already existing experience for the future reuse in a human life.               P.Sosnin




Petr I. Sosnin, 1945, Ph.D (since 1974), Doctor of Science (since1994)., Professor (since 1995), the Head of Computer department (since 1980) of Ulyanovsk State Technical University.

 E-mail: sosnin@ulstu.ru        http://sosnin.ulstu.ru

Since 1968 Petr Sosnin has been employed at the Ulyanovsk polytechnical institute, holding in sequence all academic positions from teaching/research assistant to professor (1995). In 1979-80 he spent 10 months in the Belgium as a scientific researcher at the Liege University. Since 2000 till 2005 Petr Sosnin has worked as a vice-rector of Ulyanovsk state technical university.

 P. Sosnin’s research interests focus on Artificial Intelligence Applications (Software Engineering, Computer Aided Design, Experiential Learning). He is the author and co-author of about 300 publications, 4 patents and 13 monographies. He has been supervisor of over 100 B.Sc. and M.Sc. theses, as well as 19 Ph.D. dissertations and 2 Dr. dissertations. List of papers in Russian (till 2005), list of papers in English.

 Professor P.Sosnin is a member of Russian and Europian Association of Artificial Intelligence (since 1999), a chair of the Ulyanovsk affiliate of the Russian Artificial Intelligence Association (since 1999), an active member of 3 dissertation boards. He is Member of IEEE, Computer Society and ACM.

 He has been a Member of TPC and Steering Committees of numerous foreign and national conferences in the field of software engineering and Artificial Intelligence. Nine times he was a Chairman of the International Conference on Interactive Systems (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011) which were held in Russia (Ulyanovsk).